William Astor

We don’t need an elected Lords – just a much smaller one

22 August 2015 9:00 am

When I took my seat in the Lords as a very nervous 21-year-old, Manny Shinwell, the redoubtable Labour peer, welcomed…

Should we fear a Mugabe-style land grab in rural Scotland?

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Just under 100 years ago the headline in the Oban Times read ‘American family buy lodge and estate on the…

William Astor: My father, his swimming pool and the Profumo scandal

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Christine Keeler and Jack Profumo might never have met in the swimming pool at Cliveden if it had not been…